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Christie’s President Jussi Pylkkänen speaks to Business 24/7 about the auction house’s move into the UAE:


Christie’s president Jussi Pylkkänen. Image: timesonline.co.uk

“In 2006, when we started our auctions here, we covered regional art from 18 countries and our buyers were also from the region. Since then, in subsequent auctions we have noticed a steady rise in the percentage of international buyers who are travelling to Dubai for the auctions. I believe Dubai will soon be the next big auction destination after New York, London and Hong Kong.”

Read the full article HERE.

On a related note, MoMA director and Islamic scholar Glenn D. Lowry will give the 2008 Eva Holtby Lecture in Toronto”Oil and Sugar: Contemporary Art and Islamic Culture


MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry. Image: moma.org

November 20, 2008 at the ICC at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Admission is FREE.

Click HERE for more info and to rsvp.

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